Tuesday, 28 June, 2022

Topic: POCSO

12-year-old ‘sold off twice for marriage’ in Uttarakhand rescued, is ‘two months pregnant’

Girl's mother allegedly sold her off twice in 6 months for Rs 10,000 each. Police have arrested mother and alleged second husband, while the minor is currently lodged at a shelter home.

Punjab principal’s ‘sex assault’ on minors: ‘Open secret, many complaints’, arrest after 12 yrs

Photos & videos of Amritpal Dhiman sexually assaulting students in 2010 went viral in Feb. Villagers say most people knew about it, police suspect more incidents over the years.

This 12-year-old was abducted, married to 52-yr-old. Her rescue exposed ‘child bride’ racket

Police operation to rescue 12-year-old UP girl 'kidnapped & forced into marriage' with Haryana man unearths 'multi-state racket' feeding trend spawned by state's skewed sex ratio.

Pause ‘Desh Ke Mentor’ scheme for sake of student safety, child rights body tells Delhi govt

Under entrepreneurship scheme, Delhi govt school students pitch start-up ideas and the top ones receive expert mentorship. But NCPCR says there are loopholes in children’s safety.

Rahul Gandhi tweet on child ‘rape’ victim is back up for world, not for India: Twitter to HC

In letter sent to NCPCR and included in affidavit before Delhi HC, Twitter said Gandhi's tweet was reinstated globally on evidence that minor child’s parents had approved of it.

Man who touched woman’s feet without consent is guilty, same applies to any body part: Bombay HC

Neighbour crept into the woman’s house at night and sat on her bed while her husband was away. HC says act showed ‘sexual intent’ and violated the woman’s ‘inherent modesty’.

Allahabad HC saying forced oral sex ‘less serious’ shows obsession with brutality in sexual offences

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‘Raped & murdered’ Delhi teen’s family was kept away from her, nearly duped into cremation

The 13-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped and killed by a relative of their landlord in Gurugram, whose home she was visiting.  

Parliament panel not to push for lowering age limit to 16 years for juveniles in POCSO cases

The decision came from the parliamentary panel in response to the government asserting that existing laws are adequate to deal with juveniles committing heinous crimes.

Watching, publishing, sharing pornography: What is a crime in India and what isn’t

Actor Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra has been arrested for allegedly being a ‘key conspirator’ in a case pertaining to pornographic films. Here’s what the laws say.

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.